Leicester Mercury

DRUNK GIRLS IN PARK NEEDED AMBULANCE TREATMENT

- By ADRIAN TROUGHTON adrian.troughton@reachplc.com @adriantrou­ghton

TWO OTHERS HAD TO BE TAKEN HOME FROM PARK

TWO teenage girls were so drunk they had to be treated by ambulance crews at a park.

Police called paramedics after becoming concerned for the welfare of the girls at Little Bowden Recreation Ground, in Market Harborough, on Wednesday.

East Midlands Ambulance Service (Emas) staff treated the girls, one of whom was 16, at the park.

Officers also had to take two other young people home because they were so intoxicate­d.

Patrols have been stepped up at the park, and in Kibworth, following problems on both Tuesday and Wednesday night.

On Tuesday night, police had to escort young people home because they were so drunk.

An officer from the Harborough and Lutterwort­h police team tweeted: “We have had to take two drunk children home to parents as we are concerned for their welfare.

“Two further youths required medical attention from Emas.

“Each of these we have had to complete referrals to social services and partners, and that takes time.”

At the recreation ground, people were dispersed for anti-social behaviour at 10pm.

Litter was left strewn across the park, with volunteers picking it up for the second day running.

Police are urging parents to ensure they know where their children are.

A spokesman said: “Please check where your children are. Are they getting drunk? We all probably tried alcohol when we were young, but some are so drunk they cannot look after themselves.

“They were going to walk significan­t distances home.

“Please think of others. While most are using the park legally, large groups cause noise.

“Please encourage people to take litter with them. If Harborough District Council clears the mess up it costs us all money.”

 ?? HFM ?? LITTER: Rubbish including alcohol containers picked up in a park in Little Bowden
HFM LITTER: Rubbish including alcohol containers picked up in a park in Little Bowden

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